Monday, July 8, 2013

For the love of floor lamps

 (and another mini before and after)
 
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Yep, another mini before and after.
 
Please someone tell me to
 
PUT THE SPRAY PAINT CAN DOWN NOW!!
Step away slowly.
Before someone gets hurt.

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I'm becoming an addict. But c'mon tell me this lamp doesn't look better than it did before????
 
For some reason I totally forgot to take a real before picture of this floor lamp which I am sooo guilty of doing on several projects (I'm getting better). So I found this picture of the lamp from like 5 years ago. I purchased it from a store called Scallywags that went out of business like 8 years ago and I paid a pretty penny. Trust me on this.
 
Here's what the floor lamp looked like before...

 
 
Now here's the after:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Kind of amazing, right? Doesn't even look like the same lamp, right?
 
I'm also going to divulge two (2) other trade secrets demonstrated in the above photo.
 
1. A touch of black in every room is a must. A black lampshade with gold lining makes a simple floor lamp look elegant and rich-looking.
 
2. Also, if you have light colored furniture like my blue and white wide-striped slipper chairs from Lee Industries... place a textured throw on them to keep sticky, grimy hands away from them! ha - so there you have it.
 
My plan is to purchase this lamp here to replace the other one...
 
Arteriors floor lamp in gold leaf
Love it, right?----
 
But until I do ---this works don't ya think?
 
 
 Do you likey? yes, no? or
should I just bite the bullet and get the Arteriors lamp for that spot now?
 
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ALSO LINKING UP WITH....
 
AND I'm sharing this post with Kim from Savvy Southern Style!!
 
PLEASE Go check out her blog. Kim has been so supportive of me being a new blogger and all!!
 
 I'm also linking up to
 
Awesome blog you can check it out here! Thanks Marty!!
 
AND 
 
Of course here at Funky Junk Interiors
 
 
One last most awesome blog .... The Shabby Nest!
 
 
Thanks for reading xoxo!
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments :

  1. And that is why you should not put the spray paint down....it's fantastic! Your tip on black is true.

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    1. Thanks Linda - I will not put it down! I refuse too!

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  2. WOW!!! What an incredible transformation! Looks like a million bucks, great job!! :)

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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    1. Thanks Andrea - am loving it too...

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  3. Popping in from Calling It Home to say hi!
    Just read some of your older posts and i love your blog!
    Yep, it's amazing what a new lamp shade and some paint can do! I love that shade of Gold!

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    1. Thanks for coming on over! Appreciate your feedback and it's crazy how good it looks surprising me too~

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  4. Holy cow! I love it! Save your money and walk away from the Arteriors lamp -- the one you have is fabulous! Great job!

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    1. Thanks -- I am going to wait on that lamp for sure now!

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  5. So much better but that may also have something to do with the setting...no wilty plant, lamp cords etc. It is always amazing to me how our design aesthetic changes over the years! I have been in love with that arteriors lamp also so go for it!!

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    1. For sure this is a good option until I decide on that arteriors lamp. thx for reading!

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  6. I am "oohing" over how your lamp turned out!! Def going to stock up on some of that spray paint!

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    1. Thanks Carrie--- good idea I love the stuff!!

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  7. Love it! I too have become obsessed with the spray paint! Wish we lived nearby. We could have a painting party! :)

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    1. I know wouldn't ir be fun to have a spray paint partay??? We can still do it over the net!!! HA! thanks again for reading!!

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  8. First of all, this post just confirms that we have exactly the same taste because I love every floor lamp that you show. Secondly, LOVE your spray painted lamp. While the Arteriors one is beautiful too, I'd keep your spray painted one for a while and spend the money on something else!

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    1. Thanks Kris -- I know aren't they all amazing. Would love to have them for each room in my home! I think I may take your advice and I keep the one I have!

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  9. Oh I love this, it looks amazing and so chic and stylish. I love gold spray paint, I've been painting like crazy. I would love for you to link up to my ongong Inspire Me party. - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/07/172nd-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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    1. MArty- would love too!!! Thanks for reading and stopping in!

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  10. Love it.. It is beautifull..Your bookshelf is so tidy, and the drawing room is soo spacious. I like the oil painting what you hanged in your drawing room...

    Calligraphy Art

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  11. OMG...I've been saving my pennies to get that same Arteriors Floor Lamp...I *am* halfway there, but also stalking Neiman Marcus outlet every. single. day. to see if I can get for less than half the price.

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